It Pays to Work for the Government

wonk02221Members of Congress like to boast that they will have the same health care enrollment experience as constituents struggling with the balky federal website, because the law they wrote forced lawmakers to get coverage from the new insurance exchanges.

That is true. As long as their constituents have access to “in-person support sessions” like the ones being conducted at the Capitol and congressional office buildings by the local exchange and four major insurers. Or can log on to a special Blue Cross and Blue Shield website for members of Congress and use a special toll-free telephone number — a “dedicated congressional health insurance plan assistance line.”

And then there is the fact that lawmakers have a larger menu of “gold plan” insurance choices than most of their constituents have back home.

Robert Pear, The New York Times.

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  1. Billy says:

    So they’re boasting they have the same experience, when they don’t have the same experience. Ya know, I might just be a simple guy but where I come from that’s called LYING.

  2. Wiliam says:

    “dedicated congressional health insurance plan assistance line.”

    Yeah, cause that’s not a huge waste of taxpayer money.

  3. Stewart T. says:

    The GOP were probably the ones who set those up.

  4. Adam says:

    That’s right. This is what the republic has devolved into: our lords get the best, while we struggle along.

  5. Bubba says:

    I can top that! My health insurance agent(s) are high-ranking Members of Congress and the President of the United States. Obama, Pelosi and Reid all think they know what I should buy.

  6. Perry says:

    I think they all need to be on Medicaid. Good luck finding a physician.